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장소 #1323(E6-2. 1st fl. 
일시 Dec. 9(Fri), 4p.m. 
연사 Dr. Kun Woo Kim, KIAS 

Shift Charge and Spin Photocurrents in Dirac Surface States of Topological Insulator


Dr. Kun Woo Kim, KIAS

Dec. 9(Fri), 4p.m., #1323(E6-2. 1st fl.

The generation of photocurrent in condensed matter is of main interest for photovoltaic and opto-electronic applications. Shift current, a nonlinear photoresponse, has attracted recent intensive attention as a dominant player of bulk photovoltaic effect in ferroelectric materials. In three-dimensional topological insulators Bi2X3 (X: Te, Se), we find that Dirac surface states with a hexagonal warping term support shift current by linearly polarized light. Moreover, we study ‘shift spin current’ that arises in Dirac surface states by introducing time-reversal symmetry breaking perturbation. The estimate for the magnitudes of the shift charge and spin current densities are 0.13 I0 and 0.40 I0 (nA/m) for Bi2Te3 with the intensity of light I0 measured in (W/m2), respectively, which can offer a useful method to generate these currents efficiently.


Contact: MyungJoon Han, Physics Dept., (

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